Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday Night Concert Pick: Miss May I at Emo's

Now that Warped Tour and Mayhem Fest have since past, I am feeling a void in my hardcore soul lately. Say what you want about it, but there's just something that does it for me when it comes to music genres that end in the word "core" or start with "post". Those genres aren't popular here in Austin with local music media (minus Double Stereo and No Control). I don't understand that when I know Austin has plenty of harcore and emo/screamo fans. I see them at shows all the time, mostly at Red 7 or Emo's. They buy the hell out of merch and bring a certain high energy with their mosh pit craziness.

Tonight my hardcore sensibilities will be tended to by none other than Troy, Ohio's own deathcore specialists, Miss May I. They are signed to Rise Records now which is to home of one of my favorite hardocre bands, The Devil Wears Prada. Miss May I would not be on my radar if I hadn't seen them on the Rise Records website, but I found them none the less.

I got a hold of their latest album, titled Apologies Are For The Weak. I have been listening to it for about a month now and it certainly sounds better when played loud in my truck than it does while at my desk. The screams are a little high at times, but over all I enjoy the album. "Architect" and the title track are the standout tracks worth downloading even if you don't pick up the whole album. There's energy, passionate lyrics, and good breaks. In a genre of gimmicky bands who scream because they think its cool, Miss May I is refreshing to hear.

Miss May I headlines a four band bill tonight at Emo's. The show is an early show. Get there at 5pm. Yes, that's correct. Get there at 5pm. Co-headlining are Fearless Records artist, Motionless In White. I haven't seen them live yet or listened to their music, but they seem to have an avid following online.

Check out this live clip for "Architect" by Miss May I:

For more info on this show or Miss May I, check out the following links:

Show Info on Do512

Miss May I Myspace

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